* Sperm meets egg 16th April

Protein essential for fertilisation discovered

Cell surface signalling laboratory | Gavin Wright

[Image: Genome Research Limited]

* Virus-fighting genes cancer link 13th April

Virus-fighting genes linked to mutations in cancer

Cancer genome Project | Mike Stratton | Cancer's signatures

[Image: Wellcome Images]

* Congenital heart disease gene found 8th April

Genetic variants interfere with healthy heart development

Genomic mutation and genetic disease | Matthew Hurles | Human Genetics

[Image: Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator]

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